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Freeman Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon Opens Pittsburg Clinic

January 23, 2017

Clinic Increases Access to Expert Heart and Vascular Care.

Dr. Raymond Vetsch, Freeman Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, opens a new clinic in Pittsburg, Kan., to give patients greater access to heart care close to home. Dr. Vetsch, who has practiced at Freeman Health System since 1998, has opened the new clinic at Freeman Physician Group of Pittsburg, 1201 E. Centennial Drive.

“Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States,” said Dr. Vetsch. “Many individuals put off appointments or ignore warning signs because it’s too far to travel, and that decision could become a matter of life or death. This clinic takes travel out of the equation so we can put patients on the road to better health.”

Dr. Vetsch provides consultation and treatment for coronary artery disease, valvular disease, vascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, pulmonary nodules, interstitial lung disease and renal disease. Interventional surgical procedures will be performed at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

No referrals are needed. To schedule an appointment, call 417.347.5001. In addition to Pittsburg, Freeman has cardiology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery offices in Joplin, Mo.; Miami, Okla.; and Grove, Okla.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. For 2017, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri more than four years in a row, and the Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2016 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit or or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at